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The 2019 Sporting Chance Forum will be held in the Council Chamber of the Palais des Nations from 21-22 November 2019. 

Logistics information is provided below and will be updated in the run up to the Forum. Alternatively, you can download the Palais Practical Guide.   


  • Day 1, Thursday 21st Nov.: 8am registration; 9am start; 12-2pm lunch; 5pm close, followed by an evening drinks reception ending at 6pm.

  • Day 2, Friday 22nd Nov.: 8am registration; 9am start; 12-2pm lunch; 5pm close.


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Participants are requested to use the Pregny Gate entrance situated at 14, Avenue de la Paix, which is a five-minute walk from the main entrance.

The Sporting Chance Forum is taking place in Room XX, Building E (entrance Gate E 40). On exiting the Identification Unit at Pregny Gate, take a left to walk to Building E.

Taxis, Buses and the railway service link the Geneva Airport (Cointrin) with the Cornavin Station (main station) in downtown Geneva every few minutes. From here, most hotels can be accessed via a range of public transport options including bus, trams and taxis.

When arriving at Geneva International Airport you can get a free 80 minute ticket for Geneva Public Transport (Zone 10). The ticket machine is located in the Geneva airport luggage retrieval hall. This allows you to use the airport train (train from the airport to the center), bus and tram. The ticket is transferable.

Upon check-in at your hotel, you can also request a free public transport pass valid for the duration of your stay. 

Transport tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines next to the tram / bus stops and can also be bought at the Geneva Transport Office (TPG office on the ground floor of the Gare Cornavin (main train station). Cards for multiple trips can also be purchased at a reduced rate from newsagents in town bearing the “TPG” sign.

Maps of the Geneva bus / tram network are available on the Geneva Public Transport (TPG) website: 

  • Tramway: #13 and #15, stop ‘Palais des Nations’
  • Bus: Numbers 5, 8, 11, 22, 28, F, V, and Z.
  • Taxis: 022 33 141 33

Accreditation / Identification Badges

Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their UN passes on ednesday 20th November, and from 8am Thursday 21st November, to avoid long queues on the morning of Day 1.

Delegates are strongly discouraged from bringing suitcases and large trolleys, which will delay their screening process and which will not be stored by UNOG. 

Passes can be collected at the Identification Unit in Pregny Gate, from 07:30-18:30.Delegates must present a printed copy of the UN pass they received by email upon receiving confirmation of their successful registration, along with their passport / national identification card.  If you have not received it by e-mail, you can retrieve it by logging into INDICO > My Profile > Sporting Chance Forum 2019 > Get UN event Pass (bottom of the page).

For security reasons, the identification badge must be worn and visible to UNOG Security staff at all times while visiting the UNOG.


For any issue or enquiry related to your trip to Geneva, please e-mail us at [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible.

  • In case of emergency, please contact Claire Magras, +44 7493 785 966
  • Pregny Gate Access (07.30-18.30): T +41 (0)22 917 50 42 or F +41 (0)22 917 04 94
  • For access outside these hours, call the Security & Safety Service: T +41(0) 22 917 29 00 or  +41(0) 22 917 29 02